http://pulltheotherthread.blogspot.com/p/yota-year-of-acronyms.html Am now in 3 different UFO SAL's and they are helping me stay on tract to finish and not create any more of them.
WIP's include The letter A from Brooke's Brooks alphabet freebie
I got the flowers embroidered and couldn't decide what colors to use for the centers. Wanted to do something other than satin stitching. Was trying to find enough of one color of pearls and matching beads. Then brilliant Karen told me to look at my garden for color inspirations. And boy was she right! The result is different colors and sized of beads for brightening up the flower centers. Will be forever thankful to Karen for this great idea.
Another UFO SAL is Brooke's Books bb interactive group. Has helped me stay with this and hope to finish the pepper pillow this year.
I cried when I saw this sweet fuzzy sleeper with the appliqued animals. Absolutely adorable and will be great for a winter/autumn baby's birth. Michelle also sent Lily a cute Hello Kitty bag and candy. Some disney socks for baby and a beautiful ceramic plaque for her, too.
A beautiful card with Lily's name on it.
Michelle's mother sent a gorgeous soft covered personal care case.
The gifts didn't end there. Michelle also send a lot of DMC threads. Have you ever come across 24 yard DMC floss skeins?
Michelle, thank you so much. You spoiled me greatly and I very much appreciate everything.
I mentioned that it had been a rough 2 weeks. My best friend Michelle and her mother have been having scary health issues. I think of them every day. Then my mother calls me on a wednesday night. Nonchalantly tells me she is scheduled for surgery, friday morning, for removal of a cancerous tumor. AND may need chemo..... This is difficult to explain. My brother, son and I live miles away from mom. On a good day we maybe, and thats a big maybe, are able to get flights out and make arrangements to keep things running smoothly while we are gone. But, I wanted to reach through the phone and spank her like an errant child. For some reason mom thinks hiding serious health issues will keep us from being upset. Quite the opposite. We were all upset and floundering around trying to figure out what to do. My son and I came up with a plan. As it turns out the removal of the tumor went smoothly and the removed lymph nodes tested clear of cancer. It did get us all thinking of a plan of action to cover 1900 miles of ground quickly. When mom is in better health I will speak to her about hiding her health conditions. For the first time I realized how far away we are from one another. So parents PLEASE DON"T keep your health issues secret from your adult children and family. That leaves family scrambling for arrangements and not with a clear mind. Thank you for listening, it really has been stressful.